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The Next Karate Kid (1994)

 -  Action | Drama | Family  -  12 August 1994 (USA)
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Mr. Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing; a troubled adolescent girl.

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Sgt. Kesuke Miyagi (as Noriyuki "Pat" Morita)
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Col. Dugan
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Louisa Pierce
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Eric McGowen
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ...
Abbot (as Arsenio Trinidad)
Michael Cavalieri ...
Ned
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Charlie (as Walt Goggins)
Jim Ishida ...
Tall Monk
Rodney Kageyama ...
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Seth Sakai ...
Buddhist Monk
Eugene Boles ...
Mr. Harold Wilkes
Keena Keel ...
School Clerk
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Gabe
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Morgan (as Tom Downey)
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Storyline

During a commemoration for Japanese soldiers fighting in the US Army during World War II, Mr. Miyagi meets the widow of his commanding officer. He gets to know her granddaughter Julie, an angry teenager who is still feeling the pain of losing both her parents in an accident and is having problems with her grandmother and her fellow pupils. Mr. Miyagi decides to teach her karate to get her through her pain and issues and back on the right path. Written by Matthias Scheler <tron@lyssa.owl.de>

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Rated PG for violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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12 August 1994 (USA)  »

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The Karate Kid Part IV  »

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$8,751,228 (USA)
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The music that Miyagi turns on when he is teaching Julie to dance is the same song that Johnny and Ali dance to at the country club in the original The Karate Kid (1984) and is playing on the radio in the car that picks up Daniel and Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid, Part II (1986). See more »

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Abbot bowls his ball down the gutter and it hops out, and as he turns back to the crowd, you can see just over his shoulder the mechanism which caused the ball to jump is still extended in the gutter. See more »

Quotes

Julie Pierce: Oh my god! My teeth don't match my nose!
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Follows The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) See more »

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I Think I'm In Trouble
Written by Kevin Calhoun, Matt Noble & Shelly Peiken
Performed by Exposé
Courtesy of Artista Records, Inc.
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Unrealistic and overblown.



Rating: 5/10

Why don't try-hard filmmakers just stop making fools of themselves by sequelizing The Karate Kid? Then the film world would be much more pleasant. This sequel, The Next Karate Kid starts quite well. It hits the mark on the first few lots of 5 minutes and I was possibly interested in seeing the rest of it. Unfortunately, the film faults itself a lot after the promising beginning. The ending in particular is offensive with stupidity and completely overblown. Hilary Swank and Pat Morita handle their main character leads with great emotion, despite some of the cheesy dialogue they are given. The story behind the martial arts is about Julie (Swank) and her best friend, Angel, a bird with a broken wing. Most of the scenes with Angel are touching, and win points for the film. However, the villains are completely laughable and the story leads to times that are so unrealistic that you kind of feel pain for the paper the script has been written on. The film has some mildly good ideas, but overall it fails to make you want to keep watching unless you have absolutely nothing else to do.


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